Welcome to Pacific Charter Institute's College & Career Center!

The academic counselors inform, advise, support and monitor each student’s
academic progress through the following activities and services:

  • Orientation to course offerings and graduation requirements
  • Advice on schedule choices for each student
  • On-going monitoring of student’s fulfillment of graduation & college entrance requirements
  • Administration of national tests (PSAT, PSAT 10) and interpretation of results
  • Concurrent enrollment in college classes
  • Encourages extra-curricular involvement

Meet The Team

Dan McLaughlin

Assistant Director of Student Services


Phone: (866) 992-9033 ext. 3060  •  Fax: (916) 991-5500

College: University of Nevada, Reno
• B.A. Secondary Education, English
College: University of California, Davis
• College Admissions & Career Planning Certificate

Jennifer McInerney

Academic Counselor & Dean: Valley View Charter Prep


College: California State University, Sacramento
• B.A. English
College: St. Mary’s College, Moraga
• Single Subject Teaching Credential, English
College: Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara
• M.A. Educational Leadership
College: University of California, San Diego
• CLAD Certificate

Christine Spratling

Counseling Program Specialist /
Sacramento County Independent Study (H.E.L.M.)
F.I.T. Program Coordinator


College: California State University, Sacramento
• B.S. Recreational Therapy
College: National University
• M.S. Education, School Counseling, Pupil Personnel Services Credential

Jessica Franco

Counselor: HPCS – Rio Linda Resource Center / Guild Homeschool


Phone: (916) 716-7968

College: University of Phoenix
• B.S. Human Services

College: National University
• MS Educational Counseling

Pupil Personnel Services Credential

Steven Norman

Counselor: RVCS – Elk Grove Resource Center


Phone: (866) 992-9033 ext. 3202

College: California State University, Fresno
• B.A. Communications
College: Walden University
• M.S. School Counseling
• Pupil Personnel Service Credential

Christine Ziccardi

Counselor: Sutter Peak Charter Academy


Phone: (530) 304-8298  •  Fax: (916) 237-0350

College: University of CA, Santa Barbara
• B.A. Developmental Psychology
College: California State University, Sacramento
• Masters of Social Work

Christina Gonzales

Counselor: HPCS – W. Sacramento Resource Center


Phone: (916) 375-0401

College: California State University, Monterey
• B.A. Psychology

College: California State University, Sacramento
• M.S. Counseling, School Counseling, Pupil Personnel Services Credential

Raveen Sharma

Counselor: RVCS – Lodi Resource Center


Phone: (209) 368-4934 Ext. 4655

College: University of CA,  Berkeley

• B.A. Film and Digital Media

Graduate School: University of San Francisco

• M.A. Counseling Psychology – PPS Credential